The city of Columbia has now received about $12.6 million of the $25.2 million it will receive from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), which was signed earlier this year by President Biden.
The money will be used for Columbia’s recovery and economic stimulus plan.
The city council heard a detailed report Monday night on the issue. Staff is proposing using allocating about $1.6 million for three programs that assist dislocated workers: MACC, Job Point and CoMo Cooks.
Job Point would use their funds for a new training facility and for a commercial driver’s license simulator.
The total amount of the ARPA money that Columbia will receive is $25,284,624, according to city spokeswoman Sydney Olsen.